Essendon Bombers vs Port Adelaide Power highlights: AFL live scores, blog

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    Essendon vs. Port Adelaide

    Etihad Stadium
    AFL Home and Away June 10, 2017
    Essendon 131, Port Adelaide 61
    Essendon Port Adelaide
     G B Pts G B Pts
    Q17648   139
    Q212981   4529
    Q3141397   7749
    Q41917131   81361

    Match result:

    Well, well, well Port Adelaide – it’s best not to believe the hype, they have been thrashed by 70 points at Etihad Stadium by Essendon on Saturday night.

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    Final score
    Essendon Bombers 19.17.131
    Port Adelaide Power 8.13.61

    Match preview:

    Are the Port Adelaide Power actually as good as they look? That’s been the question on everyone’s lips. They’ll be looking to prove that they are as they take on the Essendon Bombers. Join The Roar for live scores from the match and a live blog of the game at Eithad Stadium starting from 7:25pm AEST.

    After a great win against Hawthorn last week everyone is wondering whether Port Adelaide are Top four material.

    In 2017 they’ve certainly been a lot better than most experts we’re expecting, but have failed to beat any genuine Top four contenders so far.

    An absolute thrashing of Essendon this weekend will further affirm their place in the competition.

    There’s also some question marks over exactly how good Essendon are this season.

    With the doping saga behind them and a legitimate AFL side back on the park, they’ve shown mixed form.

    An excellent performance against the West Coast a few weeks ago still means they could be contenders for the finals.

    A victory against Port Adelaide tonight would go along way for a fairytale finals finish.

    There’s only one change for both sides this week. Essendon have dropped Brent Stanton to bring back former Cats veteran James Kelly, while Port Adelaide will be boosted by the return of star forward Chad Wingard from injury, with Aaron Young left out of the side to make room.

    Player to watch
    Paddy Ryder who finally plays against his old club Essendon. He’s looking like All-Australian Ruckman material at the moment and a strong performance here will help that.

    I want to tip Essendon for the win here, but my gut tells me it’ll be Port by a goal or two.

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    Quarter 1
    1' BEHIND - Josh Green (Essendon)
    4' GOAL - Cale Hooker (Essendon)
    5' GOAL - James Stewart (Essendon)
    7' BEHIND - Rushed (Essendon)
    8' BEHIND - Rushed (Essendon)
    9' BEHIND - Anthony McDonald-Tipungwuti (Essendon)
    10' BEHIND - Jackson Trengove (Port Adelaide)
    14' GOAL - Anthony McDonald-Tipungwuti (Essendon)
    15' GOAL - James Stewart (Essendon)
    16' GOAL - Cale Hooker (Essendon)
    17' GOAL - Joe Daniher (Essendon)
    21' GOAL - Robbie Gray (Port Adelaide)
    22' BEHIND - Sam Gray (Port Adelaide)
    23' BEHIND - Cale Hooker (Essendon)
    24' BEHIND - Justin Westhoff (Port Adelaide)
    28' GOAL - Cale Hooker (Essendon)
    29' BEHIND - Zach Merrett (Essendon)
    Quarter 2
    1' GOAL - Jackson Trengove (Port Adelaide)
    3' GOAL - Robbie Gray (Port Adelaide)
    6' BEHIND - Charlie Dixon (Port Adelaide)
    7' BEHIND - Rushed (Essendon)
    11' GOAL - Robbie Gray (Port Adelaide)
    13' BEHIND - Josh Green (Essendon)
    14' BEHIND - Rushed (Essendon)
    15' GOAL - Cale Hooker (Essendon)
    18' GOAL - Zach Merrett (Essendon)
    20' GOAL - Cale Hooker (Essendon)
    22' GOAL - Joe Daniher (Essendon)
    27' GOAL - Joe Daniher (Essendon)
    32' BEHIND - Ollie Wines (Port Adelaide)
    Quarter 3
    2' BEHIND - Chad Wingard (Port Adelaide)
    3' BEHIND - Cale Hooker (Essendon)
    5' BEHIND - Jobe Watson (Essendon)
    7' GOAL - Sam Gray (Port Adelaide)
    8' GOAL - Sam Powell-Pepper (Port Adelaide)
    11' GOAL - Anthony McDonald-Tipungwuti (Essendon)
    12' BEHIND - Chad Wingard (Port Adelaide)
    14' GOAL - Brendon Goddard (Essendon)
    17' BEHIND - Josh Green (Essendon)
    24' BEHIND - David Zaharakis (Essendon)
    29' GOAL - Brendon Ah Chee (Port Adelaide)
    Quarter 4
    1' GOAL - Jobe Watson (Essendon)
    4' BEHIND - Travis Colyer (Essendon)
    7' GOAL - Anthony McDonald-Tipungwuti (Essendon)
    8' GOAL - Justin Westhoff (Port Adelaide)
    11' GOAL - Joe Daniher (Essendon)
    12' BEHIND - Jarman Impey (Port Adelaide)
    17' BEHIND - James Stewart (Essendon)
    20' BEHIND - Conor McKenna (Essendon)
    22' BEHIND - Rushed (Port Adelaide)
    23' GOAL - Dyson Heppell (Essendon)
    25' BEHIND - Cale Hooker (Essendon)
    26' GOAL - Anthony McDonald-Tipungwuti (Essendon)
    27' BEHIND - Rushed (Port Adelaide)
    28' BEHIND - Justin Westhoff (Port Adelaide)
    30' BEHIND - Sam Gray (Port Adelaide)
    31' BEHIND - Sam Gray (Port Adelaide)

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    • 8:38am
      Joe said | 8:38am | ! Report

      Found the constant booing of Ryder interesting as I went to the ess v Melbourne game and didn’t hear much booing of melksham or hibberd.why the difference bomber supporters?

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      Caitlin Doyle said | 10:20pm | ! Report

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      ESSENDON 19.17.131
      PORT ADELAIDE 8.13.61

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      Rick Disnick said | 10:05pm | ! Report

      Well that’s going to hurt their 148%…

      Pretty sure I had a conversation 2 weeks ago about this dropping with some PA cl0wn.

      • 10:18pm
        Sammy said | 10:18pm | ! Report

        You were on the money Rick. Even close wins will drop the % of a team. It showed a real blueprint on how to beat the power and that is very fast handball in close to get the ball away from the big power mids and then move it fast in the open space and quickly inro attack where ports defenders, which is their weakest area, get exposed

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      Caitlin Doyle said | 10:00pm | ! Report


      Sam Gray kicks an absolute shocker, it’s Port’s night in a nutshell.

      They’ve dropped 14 percentage points tonight.

    • Roar Guru

      Caitlin Doyle said | 9:58pm | ! Report


      Westoff hits the post.

      Sums up the evening nicely for them, sadly.

    • Roar Guru

      Caitlin Doyle said | 9:57pm | ! Report


      Tipungwuti kicks his 4th.

      It’s all Essendon tonight.

      Essendon 19.17.131
      Port Adelaide 8.9.57

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      Caitlin Doyle said | 9:54pm | ! Report


      Merrett collects another disposal and gives it to his captain who makes absolutely no mistake.

    • Roar Guru

      Caitlin Doyle said | 9:50pm | ! Report


      McKenna sprays one for Essendon. 7 minutes remaining and it’s just about percentage from the perspective of both clubs.

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      Cat said | 9:49pm | ! Report

      Where are all the power supporters tonight?

      • Roar Guru

        Caitlin Doyle said | 9:51pm | ! Report

        If they’re anything like my brother, drunk and pretending football isn’t a sport.

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      Caitlin Doyle said | 9:48pm | ! Report

      36 disposals for Zach Merrett this evening with 10 minutes to go. He’s been absolutely spectacular.

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